Results 1 to 5 of 5

Please help with DX coding

  1. #1
    Default Please help with DX coding
    Medical Coding Books
    Have a patient that had a partial excision of the clavicle and MD states that patient is having dysfunction because of the absent clavicle.

    How would you code this??

    This is the exact wording from the MD for the Dxes.

    "Right shoulder impingement with scapular dyskinesia and some dysfunction because of the absent clavicle"

    So I have

    726.2 and 781.3

    I was thinking of maybe using 736.89 other acquired deformities of other parts of limbs.

    Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    I am not having a problem with your choice of codes but I would also add a late effect code to show this is a late effect of either an injury or surgery. (905-909)

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    only problem is that the MD did not know why the patient had the clavicle excision and the patient was a poor historian i guess, was done by another clinic and no notes. So if I did would I use an unspecified late effect 908.9?? or 909.9 completely unspecified as we have no idea if it was an injury or a disease that resulted in the excision.
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

  4. #4
    Columbia, MO
    In that case go with the 909.9. It may be important down the road that this be identified as a late effect.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  5. #5
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.